VIDEO: Community-Building Workshop Creates Personal Connections, Explores Media’s Role

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VIDEO: Community-Building Workshop Creates Personal Connections, Explores Media’s Role

Participants at a Global Media Forum workshop experienced a taste of community building through small group discussions that fostered deep connections between them.

The five workshop facilitators, which included Axiom News CEO Peter Pula, wanted participants to experience a community-building exercise that could be mirrored in their own communities.

“It was a many-to-many conversation. That was symbolic given that so much media is still ‘one-to-many’,” says Peter.

Participants asked each other questions such as: Why did you come to this room at this time? What common themes do you see amongst the three of you? What issues is your community facing and how could journalists engage in those issues? What gifts do you bring to a global community trying to develop best practices on these issues?

“Our closing circle blew me away. It was amazing what the group got done in 90 minutes in terms of connecting and learning from one another,” Peter says.

Axiom News released this video last week, documenting the workshop and what participants said they took away from the experience.

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